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German state curbs work with Islamic group with ties to Turkey
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German state has stopped working with the country's biggest Muslim association, which has strong links to Ankara, on a project to prevent radicalization due to a row over a comic that it said glorified martyrdom.
61 points by Reuters | Turkey Angela Merkel Germany Reuters Thomson Reuters North Rhine-Westphalia Recep Tayyip Erdo?an Chancellor of Germany
No to multi-culturalism? Merkel’s Bavarian allies call for ‘dominant’ national, Christian values ens
The Bavarian ruling party and Merkel’s ally CSU has proposed a set of new measures aimed at toughening Germany’s refugee policy and fostering integration and particularly called for enshrining the priority of the German traditional and Christian values in the legislation. Read Full Article at RT.com
1565 points by Russia Today | Germany Angela Merkel Bavaria Christian Democratic Union Bundestag Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder Refugee
France: Protesters demand 'Jungle' camp closure
Amid rising tension, lorry drivers, farmers and workers block traffic to demand closure of the Calais refugee camp.
1031 points by Al Jazeera English | Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel France Refugee Channel Tunnel Germany Gerhard Schröder Europe
Will Angela Merkel's party bounce back?
A right-wing, anti-immigration party defeats Merkel's CDU in her home state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
692 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand Chancellor of Germany Conservatism Democracy Welfare state Angela Merkel Denmark Reactionary
Germany to invest $65mn in Turkish Incirlik base – report
Turkey’s Incirlik military base, used to launch anti-terrorist missions in the region, will reportedly be revamped with the help of a €58 million ($65 million) investment from Germany. That’s despite Ankara recently banning German authorities from visiting the site. Read Full Article at RT.com
472 points by Russia Today | Turkey Abdullah Gül Germany Recep Tayyip Erdo?an Angela Merkel Armenia Christian Democratic Union Ottoman Empire
Merkel Urges Politicians to Tone Down Language Against AfD
Chancellor Angela Merkel urged fellow politicians to avoid escalating their rhetoric in combating Alternative for Germany in her most extensive comments on the anti-immigrant party since it defeated her conservative party in a state election at the weekend.
-1 points by The Wall Street Journal | House of Lords Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder Conservative Party Angela Merkel Germany Christian Democratic Union United Kingdom
China export machine defying gravity grabs global market share
China is eating up a larger chunk of the world's shrinking trade pie. Brushing off rising wages, a shrinking workforce and intensifying competition from lower cost nations from Vietnam to Mexico, China's global export share climbed to 14.6 percent last year from 12.9 percent a year earlier. That's...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | International trade Trade Export Balance of trade Economy of the People's Republic of China Globalization Angela Merkel United States
Welcoming refugees to the pool — in a most German way
German swimming pools are seen as a metaphor for Germany — and for the challenge of integrating newcomers.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Swimming pool France Canada Refugee Angela Merkel Pool Germany Europe
Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz election in Germany to gauge winds of change
BERLIN — An early tell on Europe's most important election this year comes this weekend when the first of three German state elections gauges Chancellor Angela Merkel's political appeal and provides a first real-world electoral test for Martin Schulz, the charismatic new leader of Germany's resurgent Social Democrats. Analysts are ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Social Democratic Party of Germany Christian Democratic Union Germany Social democracy Angela Merkel Party of European Socialists Socialism Democracy
Russia, the Supreme Court and the travel ban: Notable storylines from Trump's week
By now, most of the storylines have been set. The news that’s dominated Donald Trump’s presidency is likely to be here for a while. Might as well settle in: Last weekend I. O.U.S.A.? President Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday. In back-to-back tweets Saturday, he said they...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Angela Merkel President of the United States Roe v. Wade Supreme Court of the United States Donald Trump Washington D.C. Chancellor of Germany Ivana Trump
Tim Naftali: Being Trump, a president living in his own fantasy world
Thanks to the energy of Time magazine's Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer and the self-absorption of our President, someone opened the portal into Donald J. Trump's brain -- like in the movie "Being John Malkovich" -- in the form of what for the want of a better description is a stream of consciousness interview with the 45th President of these United States.
-1 points by CNN | President of the United States Angela Merkel Donald Trump President Ursula von der Leyen John F. Kennedy assassination The Apprentice Woodrow Wilson
Schaeuble denies 'Grexit' threat, says Greece on right path
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied on Sunday that he had said Greece would have to leave the euro zone if it failed to implement economic reforms.
-2 points by Reuters | Eurozone Reuters Angela Merkel Thomson Reuters Debt International Monetary Fund Germany European Union
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp
Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was joined by his wife, Karen Pence, and the couple's 23-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as they...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Germany Vice President of the United States Arbeit macht frei Angela Merkel Joe Biden World War II Chancellor of Germany Democratic Party
Germany aims to deport record number of rejected asylum seekers in 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.
58 points by Reuters | Reuters Christian Democratic Union Australia Thomson Reuters Canada Refugee Angela Merkel Conservatism
Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as “obsolete.”In his overseas debut as vice president,...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin United States President of the United States Iraq War Angela Merkel NATO Democratic Party
Lavrov: NATO expansion led to tension in Europe unprecedented in last 30 years
NATO's expansion has led to an unprecedented level of tension over the last 30 years in Europe, judging by some statements made at the Security Conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, speaking in Munich. Read Full Article at RT.com
1595 points by Russia Today | NATO Germany Angela Merkel Russia NATO–Russia relations Cold War United States European Union
Germany's SPD moves ahead of Merkel's party in poll
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institute for the first time since 2006, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said.
656 points by Reuters | Gerhard Schröder Reuters Voting Angela Merkel Christian Democratic Union Opinion poll European Parliament Thomson Reuters
Europeans wonder if Trump will act on Pence's reassurances
MUNICH (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine. Some European leaders, however, remain skeptical of ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush President of the United States Vladimir Putin Federal government of the United States Angela Merkel United States Cabinet Gerald Ford Democratic Party
Mike Pence embraces NATO, but is silent on EU
MUNICH — Invoking the name of President Donald Trump but not his rhetoric, Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to reassure Europeans of Washington’s robust commitment to transatlantic defense, even as Europe searched for clarity in the contradictory statements coming from the new U.S. administration.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | European Union United States United Kingdom Angela Merkel Russia Europe Germany NATO
Pence offers reassurance to Europe in Munich speech
MUNICH ––Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances to Europe on the new administration’s commitment to its trans-Atlantic allies but his first speech on the world stage did not hide glaring policy divisions that remain.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Germany United States Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany Donald Trump European Union NATO Monetary policy
4,000 police for 1,500 protesters: Anti-NATO activists rally at Munich Security Conference (VIDEO)
Over 1,500 peace activists surrounded the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, calling for the abolition of NATO, global disarmament, and solidarity with refugees. Read Full Article at RT.com
936 points by Russia Today | Angela Merkel Germany Chancellor of Germany Vladimir Putin Democratic Party NATO Corporation Sergey Lavrov
Pence reaffirms support for NATO, says U.S. will hold Russia accountable
Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete." In his overseas debut as vice president,...
30 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin United States President of the United States Iraq War Angela Merkel NATO World War II
Trump Saturday: Florida rally, more Twitter hits at news media
For the third weekend in a row, Trump is in Florida, where he is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort. And, again, he's tweeting.
392 points by Chicago Sun-Times | President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt Angela Merkel Donald Trump Palm Beach Florida Harry S. Truman White House Richard Nixon
Pence vows to 'hold Russia accountable' while Russian FM divines a 'post-West' world order
Pence, Lavrov spar over the future in Munich Security Conference speeches.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | United States NATO Vladimir Putin World War II European Union Russia Angela Merkel Cold War
Sergey Lavrov: I hope world chooses post-West order
Speaking in Munich, Russian foreign minister calls NATO a Cold War relic while Pence pledges 'unwavering' US commitment.
98 points by Al Jazeera English | Vladimir Putin NATO Angela Merkel United States President of the United States Democratic Party George W. Bush Foreign policy
Vice President Mike Pence vows NATO support, hold Russia 'accountable'
Amy R. ConnollyFeb. 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday to hold Russia accountable in his address to the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
3 points by UPI | Vladimir Putin United States NATO Angela Merkel European Union Germany Democratic Party Russia
Contrary to Trump, Pence pledges 'strong support' for NATO
“It’s obsolete, first because it was designed many, many years ago,” Trump said last month.
16 points by Daily News | Russia Vladimir Putin Angela Merkel President of the United States Thomas Jefferson White House Franklin D. Roosevelt George W. Bush
U.S. Backs NATO, but Urges Europe to Pay Up on Military
Vice President Mike Pence made one of the Trump administration’s most full-throated efforts yet to reassure nervous partners.
247 points by The Wall Street Journal | Angela Merkel Germany Chancellor of Germany United States Europe Donald Trump Atlantic Ocean Ivana Trump
The Latest: Pence, Merkel meet during Munich security summit
MUNICH — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Europe (all times local):11:15 a.m.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting along the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.The two leaders retired behind closed doors after both addressed the Munich Security Conference of foreign diplomats and security officials.Pence said the US would hold Russia accountable and offered reassurances that the U.S. strongly supports NATO.
1 points by Boston Herald | Vladimir Putin United States European Union Angela Merkel Germany NATO President of the United States Russia
Merkel: 'Islam is not the source of terrorism'
Both Merkel and US Vice President Mike Pence attend key security conference in Munich with Russia high on the agenda.
2429 points by Al Jazeera English | Angela Merkel President of the United States Donald Trump Chancellor of Germany George W. Bush George H. W. Bush Gerald Ford Richard Nixon
Pence: United States will 'hold Russia accountable'
Pence's Munich Security Conference speech aimed at reassuring European allies about Trump's foreign policy.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | NATO Vladimir Putin United States Angela Merkel Iraq War World War II Estonia President of the United States
Canada's Trudeau calls for wider social benefit from economy
HAMBURG (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that international economic policymakers should place more focus on creating economic growth which benefits a wider range of global society.
93 points by Reuters | Angela Merkel Reuters Thomson Reuters Chancellor of Germany News agency Middle class European Union News
Europe trip: WH's Russia turmoil likely to follow Pence
Vice President Mike Pence will try to leave behind a White House in tumult when he arrives in Europe Friday, but he's likely to be dogged by the recent events that have thrown the Trump administration into disarray.
18 points by CNN | Vladimir Putin NATO President of the United States Russia Vice president Angela Merkel United States Vice President of the United States
Pence heads to Europe on reassurance tour
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will seek on Saturday to soothe allies unnerved by his boss' unorthodox statements on Russia and NATO as he stresses America's commitment to Europe during the first major foreign address for the Trump administration.
10 points by Reuters | United States Vladimir Putin Barack Obama President of the United States NATO Angela Merkel Democratic Party Bill Clinton
G-20 meeting: Tillerson, Lavrov to attend
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford meet face to face with their Russian counterparts Thursday, as the Trump administration evaluates the future direction of US-Russian relations.
598 points by CNN | Bashar al-Assad Foreign minister NATO United States United States Cabinet Angela Merkel European Union Romania
Migrants should be given voting right before naturalization - German Commissioner
Non-naturalized migrants should be granted limited electoral rights, according to a migration policy paper, drafted by an expert panel led by the German government’s commissioner on migration, Aydan Oezoguz. Read Full Article at RT.com
4486 points by Russia Today | Angela Merkel Democracy European Union Christian Democratic Union Germany Gerhard Schröder Social Democratic Party of Germany Chancellor of Germany
Germany's SPD unchanged in Forsa poll, lag Merkel's conservatives
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany's Social Democrats is unchanged from a week ago at 31 percent, a poll showed on Wednesday, as their support stagnated after a surge following the nomination last month of Martin Schulz as party leader for September's federal election.
-2 points by Reuters | Gerhard Schröder Social Democratic Party of Germany Angela Merkel German federal election 2005 Christian Democratic Union Tony Blair Chancellor of Germany Bundestag
Merkel Asks Tunisia to Take Back More Nationals
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Tunisia to take back more of its nationals who fail to secure asylum in Berlin’s latest effort to reduce the number of undocumented migrants in the country.
171 points by The Wall Street Journal | Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Prime minister Arabic language Cabinet Chancellor Westminster system Algeria
Steinmeier Is Elected as Germany's President
Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected president, taking on the prestigious but largely ceremonial position months before rival Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a big election test.
278 points by The Wall Street Journal | Angela Merkel Guido Westerwelle Frank-Walter Steinmeier United States Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder Germany Franz Müntefering
Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected as Germany's president
German politicians elect former foreign minister by an overwhelming majority to be the country's new president.
5179 points by Al Jazeera English | Angela Merkel Germany Chancellor of Germany Guido Westerwelle Frank-Walter Steinmeier Franz Müntefering United States President of the United States
Germany picks Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be president
The German president has little executive power but is viewed as important moral authority.       
22 points by USA Today | Angela Merkel Germany Gerhard Schröder Chancellor of Germany Guido Westerwelle United States Franz Müntefering Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The Islamic State's new threat: child terrorists
ESSEN, Germany -- The package ordered online arrived at his second-floor apartment on a brisk Saturday morning, a cardboard box packed with magnesium, potassium nitrate and aluminum powder for a homemade bomb. Weeks ahead of the attack, police said, the terrorist cell’s leader - an Islamist his comrades called the Emir - had issued precautionary orders.
7 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Terrorism Islam Jihad Nuclear weapon Iraq War Caliphate September 11 attacks Angela Merkel
Merkel to Speed Deportations of Rejected Migrants
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping up efforts to speed deportations of rejected asylum seekers after a terror attack in Berlin last year.
1430 points by The Wall Street Journal | Germany Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel Terrorism English-language films United States Chancellor of Germany Social Democratic Party of Germany
Only one of Germany’s eight Airbus A400M military planes ready for use – air force
Just one of Germany’s eight Airbus A400M military transport aircraft can be used at the moment, the country’s air force has said. The news comes after one of the planes broke down while the German defense minister was visiting Lithuania. Read Full Article at RT.com
789 points by Russia Today | France Germany Luftwaffe Angela Merkel Ursula von der Leyen English-language films Franz Josef Jung
ECB Officials Stump for the EU
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, the latest turn in an exceptional round of election-year politicking by top ECB officials.
14 points by The Wall Street Journal | Germany Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany Republic Gerhard Schröder United States Euro Chancellor of Germany
What do Europeans think of Muslim immigration? Majority agree with Trump
Study shows a majority of Europeans would applaud similar measures to Trump's travel ban.       
14741 points by USA Today | Europe France Angela Merkel Refugee Immigration United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Right of asylum United Nations
Merkel says in Europe's interests to have good ties with U.S.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Germany and Europe have an innate interest in having strong ties with the United States, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that NATO members would discuss the alliance's future in light of comments by the new U.S. administration.
-2 points by Reuters | Germany Vladimir Putin Angela Merkel Reuters Gerhard Schröder Thomson Reuters NATO News agency
'Is Germany tired of Merkel?' asks mass-selling newspaper Bild
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's mass-selling newspaper Bild openly questioned whether voters have had enough of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday after a poll showed the Social Democrats (SPD) pulling ahead of her conservatives.
-2 points by Reuters | Gerhard Schröder Germany Social Democratic Party of Germany Coalition government German federal election 2005 Bundestag Angela Merkel European Parliament
Der Spiegel Trump cover causes controversy
German magazine Der Spiegel has sparked fierce debate after depicting US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty on its front cover.
7072 points by CNN | Angela Merkel Statue of Liberty Chancellor of Germany Refugee The Washington Post Weekly magazines Alexander Graf Lambsdorff White House
German coalition parties agree to tighten security after truck attack
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany's "grand coalition" have agreed to tighten security measures after the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market, including tougher steps to deport migrants seen as security risks, officials said on Monday.
-2 points by Reuters | Angela Merkel Social Democratic Party of Germany Christian Democratic Union Reuters Gerhard Schröder Germany Thomson Reuters Chancellor of Germany